Bjorn Charles Dreyer

Resumé

I am a freelance-musician, composer, and music producer with the guitar as the main instrument.

Education

Master of Music Performance completed in 2011 at the University of Agder, Norway.

Sonology studies at the Norwegian Academy of Music, class of 1993.

Bachelor in Music Performance plus Science of Education at The Music Conservatory in Kristiansand, Norway in the years 1988-1991.

As a performing artist:

I have participated on more than 150 recordings with different bands/artists. Here are some:

Own Releases:

 

Other releases:

and others

For more info: see separate discography.

I have collaborated and collaborate with:

Mari Boine, Eivind Aarset, Annbjørg Lien, Xploding Plastix, Anneli Drecker (Bel Canto), Silje Nergaard, Kris Kristofferson,

Gareth Jones (Depeche Mode) Rita Eriksen, Jan Bang, Erik Honoré, Iver Kleive, Madrugada, Sissel, Sigbjørn Nedland,

Scott Gorham, Kjetil Bjørnstad, Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra and others.

As a composer:

 

Miscellaneous: 

I was the initiator, composer and arranger of “Water Bass” concerts with a boat motor as a starting point.

This manifested itself as a composition in collaboration with Xploding Plastix, and colleague Erland Dahlen. The concerts were performed in august 2004 boat motors on stage. Recording and release of the project has been realised under Piston Ltd. with support from Fund For performing Arts. The album “Domestic Engine” was released November the 12th 2007 and received good reviews in national media.

I have a duo – Boschamaz- along with Erland Dahlen (drums). The duo has toured Norway, Sweden and the United States. The Debut Album “This is not Sweden” (Hecca/Division Records) released in April 2007 and was very well received with great reviews in the national media. The second album “Rød” was released in May 2011 and did also receive great reviews.

I work frequently with dancers in different constellations, i.e. duets for dancer and guitarist. I have also been involved in various projects at the The Norwegian College of Dance. I participated at the CODA Festival (contemporary dance festival) in October 2002 and 2008 and under “October Dance” (contemporary dance festival) in 2004. I worked as a composer and musician in the dance performance “Country” at the Black Box Theatre in Oslo in November 2006. I also worked as musician and partly composer in the dance performance called  “Jesus said, you go Maria, I want no more …” with the music of Mari Boine. (2008 and 2010)

Previously received support from:

 

I have also contributed to several tv shows; either as a musician or composer.